• Recovery and Relapse Prevention
2021 Behavioral Health Workforce Development Series Ends September 30, 2021 | 11:59 p.m.


Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Developed January 2020

Deadline for completion is September 30

3 CE Credits

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C8 and prevention professionals in domain P2.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

In this free 3-hour, self-paced course participants will review the definitions associated with recovery as well as explore the recovery evolves over time and the supports necessary for a life in recovery. For many years, recovery was an afterthought by many professionals, meaning that not much attention was given to defining it, studying it, and discussing it in the professional literature. As you can imagine, this oversight was a problem for many reasons, including not being able to educate our clients on what to anticipate about the process of recovery.


  1. Explain the definition of recovery from SAMHSA, including the four domains for a life in recovery.
  2. Recognize the importance of recovery support services
  3. Identify the stages of recovery.
  4. Explain the definition of relapse and the types of relapse.
  5. Recognize the identification of personal risk factors and their contribution to relapse prevention.

This course is constructed as reading-based and noninteractive.

Developed By Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD, MSW, LSW, LCDCIII, TTS,

Gretchen has worked in human services and addiction treatment since 1999, specializing in quality addiction treatment services, counseling skills and resource procurement.

Evaluations will be immediately downloadable and must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068